There are few DJ’s that can produce the excitement that Clinton Sparks does in the club, which is what makes him such a hot commodity for promoters who fly him around the world to perform. When he is at work you can feel the energy and passion he has for the music. As he aggressively switches from record to record the crowd feeds off his intensity.
Clinton’s dedication, energy and attitude truly define him as an artist. Hearing and watching him play is a performance in itself!
MVP Looking back on the days and nights you spent in your moms basement perfecting your craft, who influenced your music the most?
CS Life has always been the main influence in my music. How I felt, What was going on around me but as far as others who were successful that left an impression on me are Teddy Riley, Freddy Mercury & Rivers Cuomo.
MVP What does the ultimate party consist of, with no restrictions and no restraints?
CS I have been apart of so many parties from the lamest to the craziest. I guess I would say a party where the DJ gets lowered into the club by a helicopter thru the clubs retractable roof, surprise guests come out & perform & everyone gets free t-shirts,cds,etc. & the club is @ the Palms in Las Vegas. If not that, then an ultimate party would be a gathering w/ lots of tea & cookies.
MVP How is it that you move the crowd the way you do? What inspires you?
CS People inspire me. Being alive & able to have such an amazing job inspires me. I get to listen to music,play music,make music,travel the world, meet awesome people & make a decent living by doing so. So all your seeing is a guy filled w/ enthusiasm & excitement & that stuff is contagious.
MVP There is nothing like a great DJ, describe if any the rush you get from the climax of the crowd?
CS When people are having a good time, its like an adrenaline rush. You know you caused it & you don’t want them to ever come down from that. I always feel like I have to prove myself everytime I play so when the crowds response is positive, its great to feel like you have done a good job & hopefully left a lasting impression.